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Pickup of the Day

Pickup of the Day: 7/8

by Ryan Boyer
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to Pickup of the Day, where every weekday we'll pick an under-the-radar player whose immediate value is on the rise. The idea here is to identify a starter who can give you some solid innings off the scrap heap, a talented backup who's been given a chance because of a starter's injury, an unheralded regular with a favorable matchup, or a potential breakout player who's starting to put it together. Unlike regular waiver-wire advice, Pickup of the Day is geared more towards interim success, but hopefully we'll have the intuition to help you snag a waiver-wire gem a few times this season.


The Giants summoned outfield prospect Steven Duggar on Sunday and manager Bruce Bochy indicated that the youngster will play regularly against right-handers. Ranked as the team's No. 3 prospect by MLB.com, Duggar has batted .272/.354/.421 with four homers and 11 steals for Triple-A Sacramento this season. He is worth scooping up in deeper fantasy formats.

Ryan Boyer

Ryan Boyer is a baseball writer for NBC Sports Edge. He can also be found on Twitter.